Friday, March 18, 2011

Everybody loves Chris: Hillcrest Fitness sets up shop in San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- One of the biggest challenges for someone embarking on the journey toward physical fitness is connecting with a trainer that understands their needs. Men often feel that a female trainer won’t fully understand the physiology of the male body, and the same can be said about women in their reluctance to work under the guidance of someone with an XY chromosome make up.
What’s most amazing about Chris Bruce, however, is that she unequivocally “gets” both.
Why? Because the statuesque blonde bombshell spent the first 40 years of her life as a man.
“When I lived in Dallas, one of my marketing tools was a campaign which asked ‘Is it a woman? Is it a man? No - it’s Chris’,” she said, pointing out that she went from a 230-pound male body builder to a 180-pound female. “If I can do that, I can do anything for you. The body adapts. It will change, but you have to stay focused doing it. I’ve proven it can be done.”